Archive for the ‘Summer’ Category

3 Treats You’ll Want S’more Of

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

S’mores are more than just a classic campfire treat. The combination of marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker flavors can be captured in so many different desserts. I know every time I see something s’mores-related, I just have to try it!


Four Easy Treats for the 4th of July

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Everyone will be bringing something to the 4th of July picnic, but you can bring the grand finale. Each of these tasty sweet treats captures the flair of the 4th without the fuss. In just a little time, you can add patriotic color and fun flavor to classics like cupcakes, ice cream cones and cookies.


Cool Off with a Granita

Friday, June 12th, 2015

The word “granita” sounds like a mighty fancy treat, but it’s really just a semi-frozen dessert made from water, sugar, fruit and other flavors.  As we move further into summer and temperatures begin to rise, an icy granita is the perfect way to cool down.


The Inspiration Behind the NEW Cone Cakes Cupcake Baking Rack

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Some of my favorite memories growing up were going to ice cream shops and getting GIANT ice cream cones. My favorite indulgence was the waffle cone, filled with a scoop or two of the chocolate peanut butter ice cream. I made sure it was so full that I had to eat it with one of the long sundae spoons. I was a kid. Giant ice cream cones made me smile. Heck, they still do! All of the different flavors, the funny upside-down cones decorated like clowns, all the toppings… Mmm… I’m salivating just thinking about it. (more…)

How to make No-Bake Grasshopper Pies

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

One of my all-time favorite treats is the Grasshopper Pie. In my opinion, there is nothing better than the cool/bitter contrast between peppermint and chocolate. (more…)

Decorating Sunflower Cupcakes – Quick and Easy!

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Summer is winding down and it seems like every other weekend includes a party. Whenever I needed a sweet treat to share, I brought decorated cupcakes. One of my favorite designs this year was a cupcake decorated with sunflowers, ladybugs and bumblebees. They were so bright and cheerful – and a big hit! (more…)

Summer Treats Without Your Oven

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Summer is absolutely my favorite season. No matter how high the temperature climbs, I can’t get enough of the heat…except in my house. I love to be outside, to garden, to swim, to cycle, especially in very warm weather. But sweating in my kitchen is another story! (more…)

Sweet and Easy Dipped Strawberries

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Strawberries are in season! With our easy instructions, you can make amazing candy-coated strawberries for your next gathering. Candy Melts® candy make it easy to turn strawberries or many of your favorite snacks into beautifully decorated treats. (more…)

How to Make Ice Cream Cookie Bowls

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Cookies and ice cream are two of my favorite things! Who doesn’t love cookie dough ice cream or cookie crumbles as a topping on their ice cream? Then there’s my favorite – a warm cookie skillet with a scoop of ice cream on top! So, you can imagine my delight when I heard about the Wilton Ice Cream Cookie Bowl pan. (more…)

Beach Cake Techniques: Shells and Shade

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Nothing says summer like the beach, but a beach cake with just sand and water can be boring. Dress up your cake with seashells and palm trees! (more…)